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            Here is what happened on Monday - May 22nd...
            It is day 142 of the year 2017, and there are 223 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1828,Albrecht Grafe, pioneer eye surgeon, founded modern ophthalmology.
     Today, this person is/would be 189 years old.
            1859,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, brought Sherlock Holmes to life (twice).
     Today, this person is/would be 158 years old.
            1907,Laurence Olivier, actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 110 years old.
            1920,Thomas Gold, astronomer, established the steady-state theory of the universe.
     Today, this person is/would be 97 years old.
            1970,Niomi Cambell, Supermodel.
     Today, this person is/would be 47 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            600,(B.C. Again), The lucky rabbits foot is first used. (I'll bet the rabbit didn't feel so lucky!).
            1807,Townsend Speakman begins making and selling fruit-flavored carbonated drinks - in Philadelphia.

      And Don't Forget...

            Victoria Day -- Canada

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